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Offline Serfie

WSB World Super Bike 2016
« on: February 24, 2016, 11:13:46 am »
According to their website, WSB is set to kick off the 2016 season this coming weekend 27/28 Feb.

 I'm sure many MOTOGP enthusiasts are also followers of the WSB races which have also been broadcasted on Supersport in the past. As opposed to last year when race 1 and race 2 were held on the Sunday, rule changes for 2016 now stipulates race 1 to be held on the Saturday of the race weekend, and on Sunday of the race weekend race 2 will be held. Does anybody have information as to how Super Sport TV will broadcast this?  ???

Regrettably, WSB events do not receive the same attention as MotoGP on Supersport broadcasts, but in the past we were able to view both races held on Sunday Race day.

I haven't heard any announcement in this regard, but would expect them to broadcast a combined transmission of both races probably on the Sunday.

Please keep us posted if you learn more on this.

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WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2016, 11:56:26 am »
Created by popular request. I will sticky the thread and see how it goes.  :thumleft:
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2016, 12:31:47 pm »
In my experience WSBK got the same amount of interest from SuperSport as MotoGP.  Possibly a tad more since last year.  With MotoGP we saw the MotoGP class qualify and then the Moto 3, Moto 2 and Moto GP races.  With WSBK we saw both Superbikes and Supersport qualify and then Superbikes (both races), the Supersport race and the Superstock 1000 race.

I am not sure what the SuperSport contract is this year, but previous years it was to take the live feed.  I assume it will be the same this year for Race 1 and then a repeat on Sunday just before Race 2.

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 12:36:19 pm »
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 12:40:25 pm »
Thanks TB...

imho WSB racing is just as exciting as MotoGP - if not more during certain races. I also think it's been more demanding from the riders as they were required to do 2 races on race day, totalling more laps than done by MotoGP riders during a MotoGP at each track.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens this weekend with the broadcasts.  
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 01:36:50 pm »
Thanks TB...

imho WSB racing is just as exciting as MotoGP - if not more during certain races. I also think it's been more demanding from the riders as they were required to do 2 races on race day, totalling more laps than done by MotoGP riders during a MotoGP at each track.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens this weekend with the broadcasts.  

Check my 2nd post.  Both races will be broadcast live.  Race 1 on Saturday and Race 2 on Sunday.

Yes, the racing is just as exciting and I liked the 2 races on the same day format.  It sort of enforced a "reliability" rule.  Personally, I think Dorna, the owners of WSBK is just into to make more money.  They can now sell two race days instead of just one.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016, 01:44:41 pm »
Thanks for the heads-up TB. You are quite right about Dorna, selling 2 race days instead of just Sundays only. For the sake of the spectators one can only hope that the price of the tickets are adjusted accordingly!

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 02:40:41 pm »
The new format over 2 says sucks man!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2016, 02:43:09 pm »
The new format over 2 says sucks man!!!!!!!!!


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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2016, 02:52:32 pm »
The new format over 2 says sucks man!!!!!!!!!


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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2016, 03:03:52 pm »
The new format over 2 says sucks man!!!!!!!!!



It will certainly fu*k around  my weekend planning...busy with WSB on both days!...thanks for PVR's!
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2016, 03:38:21 pm »
Looking forward to see the Yamaha team competing against the Kawa's and Ducati's
 

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2016, 03:47:50 pm »
Looking forward to see the Yamaha team competing against the Kawa's and Ducati's


Jah...Yamaha didn't feature last year...do you know who are the drivers?
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2016, 04:01:02 pm »
Looking forward to see the Yamaha team competing against the Kawa's and Ducati's
Jah...Yamaha didn't feature last year...do you know who are the drivers?

They haven't been competing for quite a few years. But they back now with the new R1.

Pata Yamaha Official WSBK Team:

Alex Lowes - 2013 British Superbike Champion
Sylvain Guintoli - 2014 SBK Champion

2015 Season
1.   J. REA   KAWASAKI   548
2.   C. DAVIES   DUCATI   416
3.   T. SYKES   KAWASAKI   399
4.   L. HASLAM   APRILIA   332
5.   J. TORRES   APRILIA   247
6.   S. GUINTOLI   HONDA   218
7.   M. VAN DER MARK   HONDA   194
8.   L. MERCADO   DUCATI   142
9.   M. BAIOCCO   DUCATI   139
10.   A. LOWES   SUZUKI   135


Sylvain Guintoli also set the fastest time for the Phillip Island Official Test, 22-23 February 2016, 0.150 seconds faster than Johnathan Rea on the Kawasaki.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2016, 04:06:12 pm »
Looking forward to see the Yamaha team competing against the Kawa's and Ducati's
Jah...Yamaha didn't feature last year...do you know who are the drivers?

They haven't been competing for quite a few years. But they back now with the new R1.

Pata Yamaha Official WSBK Team:

Alex Lowes - 2013 British Superbike Champion
Sylvain Guintoli - 2014 SBK Champion

2015 Season
1.   J. REA   KAWASAKI   548
2.   C. DAVIES   DUCATI   416
3.   T. SYKES   KAWASAKI   399
4.   L. HASLAM   APRILIA   332
5.   J. TORRES   APRILIA   247
6.   S. GUINTOLI   HONDA   218
7.   M. VAN DER MARK   HONDA   194
8.   L. MERCADO   DUCATI   142
9.   M. BAIOCCO   DUCATI   139
10.   A. LOWES   SUZUKI   135


Sylvain Guintoli also set the fastest time for the Phillip Island Official Test, 22-23 February 2016, 0.150 seconds faster than Johnathan Rea on the Kawasaki.



Final day of testing and the Yamaha's were struggling with straight line speed. Times below.

1. Jonathan Rea GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 31.249s
2. Davide Giugliano ITA Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R 1m 31.400s
3. Michael van der Mark NED Honda Racing CBR1000RR 1m 31.458s
4. Sylvain Guintoli FRA PATA Crescent Yamaha R1 1m 31.473s
5. Nicky Hayden USA Honda Racing CBR1000RR 1m 31.585s
6. Tom Sykes GBR Kawasaki Racing ZX-10R 1m 31.885s
7. Chaz Davies GBR Aruba.it Racing Ducati 1199R 1m 31.938s
8. Alex Lowes GBR PATA Crescent Yamaha R1 1m 31.958s
9. Xavi Fores ESP Barni Ducati 1199R 1m 32.109s
10. Jordi Torres ESP Althea BMW S1000RR 1m 32.202s
11. Markus Reiterberger GER Althea BMW S1000RR 1m 32.272s
12. Roman Ramos ESP GO Eleven Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 32.478s
13. Lorenzo Savadori ITA IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4 1m 32.587s
14. Leon Camier GBR MV Agusta RC F4 RR 1m 32.702s
15. Josh Brookes AUS Milwaukee BMW S1000RR 1m 32.903s
16. Mike Jones AUS Desmo Sport Ducati 1199R 1m 33.420s
17. Sylvain Barrier FRA Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 33.314s
18. Alex de Angelis RSM IodaRacing Aprilia RSV4 1m 33.882s
19. Fabio Menghi ITA VFT Ducati 1199R 1m 33.622s
20. Josh Hook AUS Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 33.850s
21. Karel Abraham CZE Milwaukee BMW S1000RR 1m 34.062s
22. Dominic Schmitter SUI Grillini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 35.038s
23. Saeed al Sulaiti QAT Pedercini Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 34.942s
24. Peter Sebesteyen HUN Team Toth Yamaha R1 1m 35.541s
25. Imre Toth HUN Team Toth Yamaha R1 1m 36.150s
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2016, 04:08:23 pm »
 :thumleft: Was at the final session I think

 

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2016, 07:48:56 am »
The addition of Yamaha for this 2016 season will, by the looks of it so far, be a concern for the Kawasaki and Ducati teams...but will result in much more excitement to us, the viewers.  :ricky:

Having driven bikes from all 4 of the Japanese manufacturers throughout my life, I'm not sure which team will get my support this year. Luv Yammies and Kawas equally...Good luck to Yamaha...they have some catching up to do...perhaps the underdogs will get more support from me...as usual.  ;) 
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2016, 08:03:41 am »
I hope Hayden can mix it up with the front guys.

He has had a kak time since his MGP title

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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2016, 09:25:10 am »
The addition of Yamaha for this 2016 season will, by the looks of it so far, be a concern for the Kawasaki and Ducati teams...but will result in much more excitement to us, the viewers.  :ricky:

Having driven bikes from all 4 of the Japanese manufacturers throughout my life, I'm not sure which team will get my support this year. Luv Yammies and Kawas equally...Good luck to Yamaha...they have some catching up to do...perhaps the underdogs will get more support from me...as usual.  ;) 

As far as racing goes, I can only support Yamaha.  I can't help it.  My first bike ever was a Yamaha and that stuck.
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Re: WSB World Super Bike 2016
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2016, 09:48:06 am »
WSB has become sooooo boring should change it to English Superbike championship series.....hopefully Hayden can spice things up with those pomey's :imaposer: :pot:
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